Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

It's a wrap! Buffon to play final game for Juve

It's a wrap! Buffon to play final game for Juve

"I think it's the best way to end this wonderful adventure", said Buffon, who has kept 300 clean sheets in his 655 appearances for the Turin side in all competitions.

"Until 15 days ago, I was sure to stop playing, but I received some exciting proposals, both on and off the pitch".

"There's no point now betting on where I could go".

"Legends do exist. Approximately 30% of our trophies at Juventus Museum bear your name, Gianluigi Buffon you deserve a huge round of applause", Agnelli added.

The 40-year-old was red carded for his behavior and Portugal worldwide Ronaldo converted the penalty that sent Zidane's men to the final of the Champions League.

Asked what the future held, Buffon said he had a number of offers "on the pitch and outside the pitch".

What else was said by Buffon in his farewell press conference?

Next week, after a few days to reflect, I shall make up my mind and follow my best instincts.

Juve goalie and skipper Gianluigi Buffon on Thursday admitted he had "gone too far" in jostling and shouting at ref Michael Oliver when he awarded Real Madrid a last-minute penalty that qualified them for the Champions League semi-finals last month.

This is the end of a wonderful journey that I have shared with people who really care about me.

He won the World Cup in 2006 and reached the final of Euro 2012, where Italy lost to Spain. "I would like to conclude by thanking the Juventus family and the whole club. I am a competitive animal and I wouldn't be able to live or feel at ease in that situation", he said.

"It's fair if I'll be sanctioned for what happened after Real Madrid-Juventus".

Buffon has won nearly every accolade in football, but the Champions League title has evaded the goalie, and might join Madrid who are seasoned campaigners in the competition.

"If I saw the referee again, I would give him a hug and say that he should have taken more time with that decision in such an important game for us and for me."

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